Best of 2014, the Boozy Edition

Featured Story / December 20, 2014 / No Comments.

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It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone! As we begin to gear up for 2015, it is crucial to take a moment and reflect on all of the boozy memories from 2014 that we will cherish for a lifetime.

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  • 5 Reasons to Drink This Weekend

    5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / December 19, 2014 / No Comments.

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    We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:

    1.Rogen and Franco: They made a movie that North Korea didn’t like and now America is pissed. We’ll have to wait til next year to hear another dick joke from our favorite celebrity bromance.

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    Man Cave: Who Needs Dancing Shoes, When You Could Sport A Pair of Booze Shoes?

    Man Cave / December 19, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Listen up scotch lovers, Johnnie Walker has released a new essential, however we doubt you will be storing it in your liquor cabinet. The renowned scotch brand has teamed up with designer Oliver Sweeny to create their very own JW Oxford leather brogues, complete with a hidden compartment in each heel that fits a nip of Johnnie Walker perfectly. Sweeny has even incorporated the iconic “striding man” in tattoo form, which can be found on the rear quarter of the shoe.

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    Her Shot: Growler Girls

    Beer / December 18, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Going home without a growler from your local brewery is a sin, but they aren’t exactly the most graceful accessories to lug around all day. So what’s a girl to do? The Growler Girls heard your cry, and came up with a classy and fashionable way to carry your favorite brew from A to B.

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    Cocktail Corner: Christmas Eggnog

    Cocktail Corner / December 18, 2014 / No Comments.

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    For the past month Christmas carols, holiday themed coffee cups, and elaborate store window displays have been a part of the everyday experience. The real question is, how has the build up of anticipation of holiday spirit been affecting you? All of those panic attacks caused by the stress of the holidays can really wear you out after a while. So today we are cutting you a break, it’s time to drop your bags and soak in the holiday cheer again while it lasts with a glass of spiked eggnog in your morning robe and slippers whether its 10 in the morning or 10 at night.

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    Beer / December 17, 2014 / No Comments.

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    That magical time of year has come again to eat latkes, play dreidel, and deal with your Bubbe’s harsh but charming honesty. That’s right, folks, Hanukkah is here, and with seven more nights to go, the festivities have just begun, so hold on to your seats and get ready.

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    National Maple Syrup Day

    Our Stories / December 17, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Even lumberjacks need a touch of sweetness to their day. Today is national maple syrup day. And we’d like to commemorate the sticky fluid that drowns our flapjacks and Eggo waffles with a maple syrup cocktail. Don’t deprive yourself or your drink, and get your hands on some real maple syrup.

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    Drink Like Your Forefathers

    Beer / December 16, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond is taking a page from their ancestors’ cookbook. Actually, it’s more like their ancestors’ ancestors’ cookbook. A 300-year-old recipe is behind their Jane’s Percimon Beer, which uses American persimmons to give it a one of a kind taste.

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    Man Cave: Make the Moon Shine

    Man Cave / December 16, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Uneventful Tuesday night? Well then it’s time to get down and dirty with some moonshine.

    And by moonshine, we mean maybe-only-just-kind-of moonshine. Since the real thing is still illegal, we have the second best option. BUT it’s easier, faster, and made to taste like apple pie. What could possible be better than that?

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    Drinking Through the Years

    Cocktails / December 15, 2014 / No Comments.

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    The holidays have begun, the season of family and friends reconnecting. Everyone is heading home, which means drinks and memories will be shared. People discover pictures of themselves playing pool with their buddies in the obnoxious geometric ski sweaters of the 80’s drinking cheep beer, their parent’s wedding toast complete with a tailcoat and corset bound dress, even a faded picture of their great grandparents celebrating their newfound home in America, and many more priceless moments in between. All of the reminiscing makes us wonder what it would be like to raise a glass in the past. Well let’s take a walk through the generations with and get a taste for it with a retro twist, shall we?

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